3 lineups Trail Blazers can use to replace Simons; who backs up Lillard?

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With Anfernee Simons out for 4-6 weeks, Trail Blazers Head Coach Chauncey Billups has some tough decisions to make on who should fill Ant’s shoes. Simons has played 35.5 minutes per game and scored 21.4 points a night this season.

Both his usage and scoring output will be difficult to replace. Even so, four players will likely be vying for Simons’ minutes, and another three can help fill in the gaps.

Although it’s ultimately Billups’ decision to make, there are three main guard-wing combinations he should try with Simons out.

With winning now but also preparing for a busy offseason in mind, here are three lineup choices Billups can play with until Ant comes back. Plus, the Blazers’ coach has another important question to answer with Simons out: Who backs up Damian Lillard?